Karen Jacobsen

An International Speaker, Concert Artist and Songwriter whose speaking voice unexpectedly led to a unique pop culture status, Karen Jacobsen’s story wows audiences.

In over a billion GPS and smartphone devices worldwide, including the original Aussie voice of ’Siri’; hers is the voice of reason, telling us where to go and what to do on a daily basis.

From that one voice-over job she created her empowerment brand The GPS Girl®, sharing the message of Recalculating and navigating change powerfully, with live and virtual audiences around the globe, in major media appearances and as Author of two books.


Her timeless, cinematic, piano-driven songs have been licensed to US network television including Passions and Dawson’s Creek and she was called “hypnotic” by Harry Connick Jnr on his national US talk show. Karen’s musical career highlights include sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka, Jon English, Christopher Cross and Cyndi Lauper, national anthem performances at major sporting events - Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Giants Stadium (80,000 in the crowd) and at Suncorp Stadium in Queensland for TriNations Rugby and State of Origin events. As composer and soloist, Karen’s long form pop-orchestral work “Misogyny Opus” premiered in 2023 with musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, setting former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s iconic misogyny speech to music word for word.


In her personal journey she has overcome chronic anxiety and financial disaster, and after 20 years in New York City, relocated to the Whitsundays at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef during the pandemic, remotely packing and moving her home into a shipping container via FaceTime when borders were closed. You could say Karen knows a thing or two about Recalculating.